― Thomas S. Monson
Sunday at church we talked about this quote. I have always loved this quote but don't think I really thought about it until Sunday.
I seem to be pretty good at learning from my past :)
We are working on preparing for the future...
But living in the present I realize I am not good at...
Raising kids with special needs changes things. With my oldest 3 I would think about their future in ways like "I wonder what they will be, who they were marry, and how many children will they have" With special needs kids ( including our mentally ill kiddos) I worry about things like " Who will take care of them when I am gone, Will they take their meds if they live on their own, will they end up on drugs, incarcerated, or worse. Will they find someone to love and marry that will understand and accept them 100%."
I spend my days and nights worrying about my precious children. I realized Sunday that I am so busy worrying about the *What if's* that I am missing out on now. I am not enjoying today with them.